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Housing Segregation

The Startling Effects Of Housing Discrimination In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices

Ferguson has become a lynchpin of the #BlackLivesMatter movement since Michael Brown's death, but the city's issues run much deeper than jus...

Housing Equity Is Not a "War on Suburbia"

Andre Shashaty | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Andre Shashaty

Once again, the Obama Administration is being accused of declaring a "war" on suburbia. Nothing could be more absurd and self-serving, or just plain sad. The latest cause for panic is a new rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that says every community that gets HUD money must have a plan to make equal access to housing a reality -- as opposed to a rarely enforced legal principle.

Education for Democracy: "We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Us"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.13.2015 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It is not poorly trained teachers, inadequate funding, students from dysfunctional homes, or poorly thought out curricular "initiatives" that have shown to be the most significant element in determining the success or failure of students in their studies: it's the zip codes.

Nick Wing

Obama Administration Unveils Ambitious Plan To Combat Residential Segregation | Nick Wing | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

For a decade of his life, James Robertson would wake up most weekdays and prepare himself for a daily work commute that included two buses and 21 mile...

Nick Wing

This Supreme Court Decision Could Encourage One Of The Worst Forms Of Racism | Nick Wing | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

Certain discriminatory housing policies disadvantage minorities more than whites. How will the Supreme Court handle this reality?

Even More Housing Segregation on Tap If the Supreme Court Has Its Way

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Every census report in the post-Civil Rights Movement era, and the countless Urban League's State of Black America reports show that the inner cities continue to get blacker and browner and poorer, while the suburbs got whiter and wealthier. That trend isn't likely to change.

In Ferguson, the Most Important Color Might Be Green

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

As is true in Ferguson and other communities in the U.S., a gulf now exists between the rich and the poor, and between blacks and whites. This gulf is making it harder to empathize with people we don't know, and with people who are different from us.

The Legacy Of Lending Discrimination Against African-Americans

Forbes | Posted 11.27.2013 | Black Voices

America’s neighborhoods, 45 years after the passage of the Equal Housing Act, remain segregated. In Milwaukee, our most segregated city, 81 percent...

Study Reveals Middle-Class Neighborhoods Dying At A Rapid Pace

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business

The divide between rich and poor isn’t just growing in America’s bank accounts. It’s also splitting apart its neighborhoods, cutting the country...